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Mindful Tips for Trauma Informed Parenting

Lorraine E Murray, founder of Connected Kids hosts an Interview with Suzanne Scott, founder of the charity Trauma Informed Parenting Scotlandtrauma informed parenting scotland

  • What is trauma informed parenting?
  • What difference does it make to a young person if their parent is trauma informed
  • What difference does it make to the parent if they can be trauma informed
  • What are your top 3 tips for people to practice to be a trauma informed parent
  • Can you give us a practical (real life) example of a situation using TIP skills?
  • Advice on how long a traumatic birth can impact a child and where to source advice to help their kids if they have been through a traumatic birth.

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Pre-school Neuroscience Summit

How does the young brain work?

I’m delighted to let you know that I’ll be speaking at the pre-school neuroscience online summit

My talk is aired on preschool neuroscience summit - helen maffini and lorraine murrayFriday 4th September 2020 and is free until the 5th September 2020.

The founder of these summits (Helen Maffini) is a passionate, lovely and professional advocate for bringing in powerful speakers to help us educate, learn and share good practice when it comes to pre-school childrens’ needs.

I hope you can join us!Helen Maffini - pre-school neuroscience summit - learn more

 

 

 

Curious about teaching meditation?

Free meditations to download for kids or teens (including SEN)  free meditations for kids or teens autism and adhd

Mindful Parenting – learn how to bring resillience, strength an calm into your parenting world.

learn how to teach kids mindfulness professionally - learn more buttonProfessional Training – to become a certified Kids Meditation Teacher

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COVID-19 anxiety and teaching kids meditation

Lorraine E Murray, founder of Connected Kids, explains what will change for anyone interested in learning to teach kids or teens meditation on the Connected Kids Programme.

 

Please note that details about face to face training will be published by late July 2020.  *These protocols relate to training offered directly by Lorraine E Murray.

 

 

*Please check with other Connected Kids trainers directly re their future protocols.

How to help kids or teens do Yoga Nidra

An easy way to teach kids yoga nidra (and improve sleep)

Yoga Nidra is my new favourite practice.

It’s so easy yet so relaxing and it helps me stay in touch with my body which (if I neglect it) becomes sore/achey due to the time I spend at the computer or slouched on the sofa watching Netflix!

It’s such a simple practice of going through different parts of the body and as it’s a practice that is all about lying down (compared to most meditation practices which are about sitting up), it is a wonderful aid to a restful night’s sleep!

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How does ‘grounding’ reduce kids’ anxiety?

2 Easy ways to help kids ground their energy

What does it mean if we feel ‘ungrounded’?girl practising meditation

This is a question I ask my Connected Kids students when they are learning to teach kids meditation.

It is one of the simplest ways to remedy our energy yet we often don’t notice what ‘being ungrounded’ is (until things really go pear-shaped!)

Being ungrounded means

  • feeling overwhelmed
  • unable to think clearly
  • in the fight/flight/freeze response
  • sensitive to others/environment triggering strong reactions
  • unable to sleep easily
  • poor coordination
  • poor attention on a task
  • never completing anything
  • wanting to eat and graze
  • tension in the body
  • unable to relax and switch off

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